Grab a glass of cold milk because today is National Chocolate Cake Day! Unfortunately, cakes contain a high amount of sugar, which causes tooth decay. If you have a slice of cake today, brush your teeth afterward or have a glass of water nearby.
Supposedly, research shows that chocolate can actually be good for teeth. Dark chocolate, with at least 70 percent cocoa, has health benefits for your teeth. Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants, which helps fight gum disease.
It’s also high in tannins, which prevents bacteria from sticking to your teeth.
As always, take care of your teeth after having a slice of cake. Rinse your mouth out with water and brush and floss thoroughly.
Clean Teeth on National Chocolate Cake Day!
Every dentist will tell you that brushing is an important part of your dental care. To have a healthy mouth and smile, the American Dental Association recommends:
- First and foremost, brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush.
- Second, replace your toothbrush every three or four months.
- Third, make sure to use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.
- Talk to your local dentist about what types of dental products you should be using. If you see the ADA Seal, that tells the product has met their criteria for safety and effectiveness.
Sugar & Your Teeth
Bacteria lives in your mouth. Some of these bacteria form a sticky material called plaque that are on the surface on your teeth. When you put sugar in your mouth, the bacteria in the plaque turns it into acids. The acids dissolve the hard enamel that covers your teeth. That’s how cavities start.
Schedule A Dental Cleaning
If you have questions or concern about the effects of sugar on your teeth, contact Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy! We would be happy to schedule you a dental cleaning to help keep those pearly whites.
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